Bed Bugs

  • Bed bugs are brown in color, changing to dark red after feeding on warm-blooded hosts, usually humans.

  • They are usually nocturnal and feed at night on sleeping hosts.

  • Female bed bugs can deposit up to 5 eggs a day. Eggs usually hatch 7-20 days. If untreated, within four months there could be 9,600 bed bugs. Leave them untreated for five months and the total is closer to 31,500.

  • Adults can live up to a year without a blood meal. They travel long distances to get a meal. Estimates are as far as 100 feet back and forth between harborage sites.

  • However, they usually stay close to their hosts. They do not attach to the host, but feed then move back to their harborage area.

  • As far as entomologists know, bed bugs do not transmit any diseases.

  • Bed bugs can be found anywhere there is a crack or crevice, including furniture, folds of mattress or box springs, picture frames, purses, electrical outlet wall plate, etc. But they do prefer warm places.

  • Bedbugs are carried into your home from any public place such as motel, movie theater, buses, planes, lockers, etc.

  • Once you have identified or think you may have infestation of bed bugs, immediately close the area off from people and animals so not to transfer the insect to other un-infested locations.

  • Call Phillips; let us go through the process of preparing your residence or structure for treatment. Do not remove bedding, clothing, furniture, etc before calling Phillips; this can relocate bed bugs to areas that are not infested.

  • Our effective bed bug treatment includes the application of targeted residual and contact insectides, plus sealing box springs and mattresses in bed bug proof encasements.

  • Phillips also can provide a heat treatment process to eliminate bed bug infestation to residential or commercial facilities.

  • Phillips will explain all preparation measures, treatment procedures prior to arriving for service.  

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